Minimum Reporting Standards for in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRSinMRS): Experts' consensus recommendations.

TitleMinimum Reporting Standards for in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRSinMRS): Experts' consensus recommendations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsLin A, Andronesi O, Bogner W, Choi I-Y, Coello E, Cudalbu C, Juchem C, Kemp GJ, Kreis R, Krššák M, Lee P, Maudsley AA, Meyerspeer M, Mlynarik V, Near J, Öz G, Peek AL, Puts NA, Ratai E-M, Tkáč I, Mullins PG
Corporate AuthorsExperts' Working Group on Reporting Standards for MR Spectroscopy
JournalNMR Biomed
Paginatione4484
Date Published2021 Feb 09
ISSN1099-1492
Abstract

The translation of MRS to clinical practice has been impeded by the lack of technical standardization. There are multiple methods of acquisition, post-processing, and analysis whose details greatly impact the interpretation of the results. These details are often not fully reported, making it difficult to assess MRS studies on a standardized basis. This hampers the reviewing of manuscripts, limits the reproducibility of study results, and complicates meta-analysis of the literature. In this paper a consensus group of MRS experts provides minimum guidelines for the reporting of MRS methods and results, including the standardized description of MRS hardware, data acquisition, analysis, and quality assessment. This consensus statement describes each of these requirements in detail and includes a checklist to assist authors and journal reviewers and to provide a practical way for journal editors to ensure that MRS studies are reported in full.

DOI10.1002/nbm.4484
Alternate JournalNMR Biomed
PubMed ID33559967
Grant ListP 30701 / / Austrian Science Fund /
/ / Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois /
/ / École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne /
/ / Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève /
/ EB / NIBIB NIH HHS / United States
/ NS / NINDS NIH HHS / United States
/ / NIH Clinical Center /
320,030-175,984 / SNSF_ / Swiss National Science Foundation / Switzerland
/ / The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research /
/ / The Institutional Center Cores for Advanced Neuroimaging award /
/ / Université de Genève /
/ / Université de Lausanne /
/ / Leenaards and Jeantet Foundations /
/ / EPFL /
/ / CHUV /
/ / HUG /
/ / UNIGE /
/ / UNIL /
310030_173222/1 / / SNSF /
P30 NS076408 / NS / NINDS NIH HHS / United States
P41 EB015894 / EB / NIBIB NIH HHS / United States
R01 NS080816 / NS / NINDS NIH HHS / United States
R01EB016064 / GF / NIH HHS / United States